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KEYNOTE SPEAKER:

CEDRIC ALVIANI

"Meet this year’s keynote speaker, Cedric Alviani! Mr. Alviani is a French journalist, graduated from the University of Strasbourg. Having lived in Asia since 1999, Mr. Alviani has worked on projects related to media and diplomacy. Currently, Mr. Alviani is the head of the Reporters Without Borders (Reporters Sans Frontieres, or RSF) East-Asia Bureau, which opened two years ago in Taipei. RSF is a non-profit NGO that works internationally to support independent journalism. RSF currently holds consultative status at UNESCO, the Council of Europe and the UN. Mr. Alviani will be delivering the keynote speech at this year's conference, offering his perspective on our theme of "Nationalism vs. Globalism." He will also be telling us about his experiences as a journalist at RSF and offer his ideas on many pressing global issues."